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Laboratory Technician

Job Requisition ID:  35383

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2019 revenues of approximately $9.3 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA

Eastman Inc., a leading manufacturer of tire additive products, has an immediate opening for a Laboratory Technician at its Sauget, IL location. This position is responsible for ensuring the quality of products. This position will work closely with the site’s production units and quality team. This position reports to the Lab & Distribution Services Team Manager.



  • Determine, record, and report the quality of specified Raw Materials, in process and Finished Product to support all manufacturing departments at Sauget
  • Use data to prepare graphs and Statistical Process Control (SPC) charts and interpret and communicate results
  • Schedule and prioritize assignments for self-including adjusting for unexpected changes or shifts in priority to meet customer needs
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and verify/calibrate laboratory equipment 
  • Request materials, as needed
  • Perform special/non-routine testing and data analysis (round robin, gage R&R necessary to meet customer needs for information)
  • Carry out special analytical and investigational work requiring knowledge, skill, and techniques other than those needed for routine work, including but not limited to feedback to operations with understanding of the link between quality and process, taking initiative to aid with root cause investigations, results interpretation and taking necessary actions when abnormal conditions are detected
  • Must continually maintain current on skills and share knowledge/train others as needs dictate
  • Maintain systems and accurate records to comply with all quality and Environmental, Safety & Health requirements. Manage and control documents, communicate results to all levels of the organization
  • Understand and comply with plant rules, lab safety rules and use of emergency equipment
  • Work as a team member in a high-performance environment including, but not limited to, the willingness to learn and display high level customer service skills including effective and timely communications
  • Some heavy lifting required
  • Use of Fork Truck to move reagents
  • Perform safety sniff checks throughout the plant with monitor to ensure the safety of our workers

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have working knowledge of college level mathematics, chemistry, chemical lab techniques, statistics
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to drive department safety culture; including but not limited to initiating new programs, engaging employees at all levels, participating in safety related meetings, and implementing sustainable solutions to specific challenges
  • Ability to effectively carry-out instructions, procedures and test methods
  • Application and use of specifications, charts, tables, statistical techniques, and databases as they apply to laboratory testing requirements
  • Ability to effectively work with minimal or no supervision
  • Ability to make effective decisions to plan and perform work regarding the sequence of set-up, operations and testing to achieve accurate & precise results
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify and solve problems using mathematics and scientific rules

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of SAP

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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